Affordable Housing In Orangeburg County
South Carolina

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orangeburg County

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110 Hamp Chase Cir
Orangeburg, SC
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Orangeburg St Paul

1771 B St
Orangeburg, SC

Santee

180 Cantey Dr
Santee, SC

Summer Lane Apartments I

102 Summerlane Dr
Santee, SC
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Edgewood

865 Stonewall Jackson Blvd
Orangeburg, SC
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Dogwood Crossing

101 Crossing Cir
Orangeburg, SC
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Cedarwood Villas

700 Cedarwood Ct
Bowman, SC
Subsidized

Shadowfield Apartments

301 Shadowfield Ct
Elloree, SC
Subsidized

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1580 Middleton St
Orangeburg, SC
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Housing Authorities that serve Orangeburg County

Housing Authority Programs
South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orangeburg County, South Carolina

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,668 affordable apartments for rent in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. Orangeburg County features 1,158 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 510 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orangeburg County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orangeburg County, SC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 1,668
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,158
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $34,218 ±$1,148
Median Rent $661 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.71% ± 3.26pp
Total Population 90,575

Population and Household Demographics

Orangeburg County is a County in South Carolina with a population of 90,575. There are 33,410 households in the county with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 30.9% of households in Orangeburg County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orangeburg County

The median gross income for households in Orangeburg County is $34,218 a year, or $2,852 a month. The median rent for the county is $661 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orangeburg County, a household making less than $2,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Orangeburg County.1

Area Median Income In Orangeburg County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Orangeburg County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,900

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Orangeburg County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Orangeburg County HUD Rental Assistance in Orangeburg County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
80% of Median $29,300 $33,500 $37,700 $41,850 $45,200 $48,550 $51,900 $55,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Orangeburg County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2008, 8 low income apartment communities containing 375 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Orangeburg County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Orangeburg County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $18,350 $20,950 $23,550 $26,150 $28,250 $30,350 $32,450 $34,550
60% of Median $22,020 $25,140 $28,260 $31,380 $33,900 $36,420 $38,940 $41,460

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Orangeburg County is $28,260 a year, or $2,355 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,355 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $707 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $459 $491 $589 $680 $759 $838
60% $551 $590 $707 $816 $911 $1,005
Fair Market Rents in Orangeburg County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$558 $569 $654 $830 $1,059

Cities In Orangeburg County

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City Listings Served By
Orangeburg 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orangeburg is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
North 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Branchville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Branchville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Santee 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santee is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Elloree 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elloree is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Holly Hill 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holly Hill is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Bowman 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bowman is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Brookdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brookdale is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Cope 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cope is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Cordova 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cordova is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Edisto 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edisto is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Eutawville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eutawville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Livingston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Livingston is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Neeses 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Neeses is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Norway 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norway is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Rowesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rowesville is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Springfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Vance 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vance is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Wilkinson Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilkinson Heights is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.
Woodford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodford is the South Carolina Regional Housing Authority No. 3.